QCG competitions
Aggregate (Point scoring) monthly competitions
Year End Photographic Awards
Portfolio Night results
Interclub competitions
Salon of Excellence (SEQ2022)
Strategies and resources
Strategies for Photography competitions
Photography resources (compiled by Nick Lefebvre)

QCG Competitions

Aggregate (Point scoring) monthly competitions

The Queensland Camera Group Handbook provides an overview of the club’s activities, including competitions.

The official subject guidelines for the monthly competitions are available on the Members page for each open competition, and also in printable form when you click on the orange ‘Click here to view Competition rules and definitions’ on the competition entry page, and also from the Resources section of the main QCG website.

The resources below are designed to help understand set subjects in a wider context and to offer some suggestions for getting started. They do not replace the official subject guidelines for club competitions.

February – Scapes (Note that in a late change due to the Covid situation, there will be no prints for this comp; you can enter 2 Scapes DPIs and 1 Open DPI.)
What is landscape photography? (Nasim Mansurov, Photography Life)
What is landscape photography? (Adam Welch, Iceland Photo Tours)
5 Simple tips to improve your seascape photography (Nigel Danson, YouTube)
The dPS ultimate guide to landscape photography (Anne McKinnell, Digital Photography School)
10 types of landscape photography (Vinci Palad, Pixels and Wanderlust)
March – Nature
Nature definition (Australian Photographic Society)
PSA’s Nature Division definition of nature photography (Photographic Society of America)
April – Silhouette
Silhouette Photography 101 – master the basics (Format magazine)
How to photograph silhouettes in 8 easy steps (Digital Photography School)

Year End Photographic Awards

More information will be available in the second half of the year.

Portfolio Night results 2021

Results for Three Related Images (with judge comments)
Results for Audio Visual Competition

Interclub competitions

Salon of Excellence (SEQ2022)

Members of all PSQ affiliated clubs are invited to enter this DPI and print competition. Closes 25 March 2022. Invitation (including categories and definitions) and labels available from the Salon of Excellence (SEQ2022) page on the PSQ website.

Strategies and resources

Strategies for photography competitions

Photography Judges’ Manual 2020 (Photographic Society of Queensland)
Selecting and preparing images for competition (Kerrie Purcell 2012)
How to win a photography competition (Darren Rowse, Digital Photography School)
What I learned about joining photography competitions (Marvin Grey, Fstoppers)